Crook County History Center

  • TWO FLOORS IN THE OLD BANK


    feature tantalizing exhibits that tell Central Oregon history in detail …  
  • THE HISTORY CENTER OPENED IN 2012


    … and houses the museum’s research library, community room and new exhibits.  
  • NEW EXHIBITS REVEAL A RICH HISTORY


    Wind your way through exhibits, discover how Crook County has changed …      
  • LIVING TRADITIONS traces native peoples …


    … that have shared the history of Crook County.  

Welcome to Bowman Museum

We exist to inspire, entertain, educate and involve our local community, as well as visitors from all over the world, in the stewardship of our unique history.

We serve Crook County residents and Central Oregon visitors by offering new exhibits every year. We also feature exciting speakers, area tours, historical and genealogical research assistance, annual celebrations, regular visitation hours, newspaper articles and quarterly publications.

Launched in 1971 through the generosity of the Bowman family and newly expanded through the contributions of hundreds of community members and supporters in 2012, A.R. Bowman Museum serves more than 10,000 students, scholars and visitors each year.

Join Us for Historical Walking Tour 9/29

Fall Historical Tour

Saturday Sept. 29, 2018 - Walking Tour of Prineville

The fall historical tour will feature a walking tour of Prineville utilizing our recently published guide to historical landmarks in Prineville. The date set for the tour is Saturday Sept. 29, 2018. Because of expected wildland fire issues it was decided that an in-town tour would be appropriate. Steve Lent will be the tour guide.

There will be several blocks of walking involved in the tour so it may not be comfortable for tour members with walking difficulties. Please sign up for tour by calling the Bowman Museum at 541-447-3715.

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Address
246 North Main Street,
Prineville, Oregon 97754

Hours

Winter
Tues. – Fri.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sat. 11 – 4 p.m.

Summer
(Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
Mon. – Fri.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sat. & Sun
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Closed major holidays & January

Phone
541-447-3715

Research Library Hours
Tues. & Thurs. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Special hours by appointment

Staff Contact: (click to email)

Museum Staff:

Sandy Cohen, Museum Director

Steve Lent, Museum Historian

Sarah Baylinson, Collections Manager

Eloise Brummer, Collections Assistant & General Info

Leslie O’Neil, Saturday Attendant